Originally, Northwest CrossFit was guaranteed the win even if they finished last in the final WOD, but after a scoring error was detected, CrossFit Calgary was added to the five-team mix. With six squads in Sunday's WOD, CrossFit Central could have claimed the crown if they finished first and Northwest crossed the line last.
The final event didn't play out like that, but Cummings found drama in the WOD nonetheless.
"There wasn't a team there that wasn't gunning for first place in that last event, ..." he said. "I didn't think enough to realize that there was going to be inherent drama in that because every team was going to be going for it. So at the end of the day it was still a fantastic event."
The drama was provided by CrossFit Invictus, led by Sage Burgener, and CrossFit Calgary, featuring Brett (AFT) Marshall, who finished second in the 2007 CrossFit Games. With a vocal crowd behind the team from San Diego, Invictus edged the Canadian squad by only 7.1 seconds in a hard-fought race to the finish.
Catch all the action on the soon-to-be-released Affiliate Cup 2009 DVD.